Anyone can tell you that the purpose of insulation is to insulate: to keep warmth in and cold out during the winter, and to keep coolness in and heat out during the summer. Of course, this is its stated purpose. So generally, we only think of insulation in this way. Perhaps, if it’s hard to heat or cool our homes or we have certain walls that feel cold in winter or hot in summer, it crosses our minds that that wall is poorly insulated, or that we need more insulation.
But that’s not all there is to this story. Your insulation, lack of insulation, type of insulation, and the condition of your insulation can have major impacts on your indoor air quality. What are some of the ways that your insulation affects the air you breathe? We’d be happy to explain.